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    February 5, 2013
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summers in 110-degree heat inside some kind of a fossil- fueled air-conditioner? not a smart way to go. >> reporter: this is not the first time another state has decided to go after california businesses. last year arizona launched a campaign. if nip in sacramento is worried they are -- if anyone in sacramento is worried, they're not letting on. >> back in 2008, 2009 we were looking poorly but not anymore. >> reporter: they were hurting then, too. >> thank you. new tonight, it's one of the most accident-prone stretches of highway around. if you have driven this particular piece of 101 in marin, now it could use a little work. but kpix 5's john ramos tells us a high dollar plan to rearrange the roadway is proving to be a tough sell. >> reporter: transportation officials say there are more accidents on this stretch of highway 101 in larkspur and corte madera that anywhere else in marin county.
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>> we have on and off-ramp traffic that is conflicting with each other. >> reporter: especially here, where traffic entering 101 mixes with cars trying to get off at this exit so the transportation authority of marin has developed a plan to build an off-ramp that will fly over the entering traffic and deliver cars to this intersection. they say it will make everything safer. but no one in up to wants it. >> i would say there's an extremely high level of concern at the level level about this. >> reporter: bob is on the corte madera town council and says people in the communities are concerned about the sheer size of the new structure and points out in one area the interchange will be 16 lanes wide. >> people think this thing is too big and too massive and too large and it's just going to change the character of our town. >> reporter: it's clearly frustrating for the transportation planners. they say they were asked to develop a safer interchange. but 11 different options have now been rejected. no one seems to be happy. is that because of the plan or
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it's just marin county? [ laughter ] >> that's a great question. uhm.... we had a lot of people in the room. >> reporter: that's not unusual for this area. people here are not shy about speaking their minds. they had a meeting about the freeway plan last week and 300 people showed up. 80 people spoke. only two were in favor. >> people just don't like change. change on this magnitude is extremely difficult. you have a very educated very involved populace here and they pay attention to things. >> we looked at a lot of options over five years. we engaged the community quite a bit. maybe they're willing to revisit some of the things that they said no to in the past. >> reporter: the transportation authority will meet again with city leaders tonight to try to sell the plan. if they can't, it's possible that nothing will be done. it's hard to say if that will satisfy anyone, either. in marin county, john ramos,
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kpix 5. mobile5 and kpix 5's ken bastida on the road tonight to tell us how bad the commute has gotten. >> reporter: yeah, hi, allen. we're here on the embarcadero in san francisco. and we're caught in the evening commute as is pretty normal for this time of night in the bay area. you're going to get it one way or another. the folks at texas a & m transit institute put together a study. they wanted to find out what were the worst cities in america when it comes to commute traffic. we're not the worst but pretty close. let's look at the chart here. it looks like washington, d.c. comes in number one. believe it or not, it can take up to three hours to complete a commuter drive that normal takes about 30 minutes when it's noncommute time. second place, los angeles. it's a mess down there. they got 15 million people. that's understandable. and then third, san francisco/bay area. and a lot of it has to do with
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people funneling into san francisco into the south bay and then back out again at commute time. they looked at this and figured out that, believe it or not, people are lose about 5 billion hours worth of productivity every year in the united states because of traffic. what that works out to for each of us commuters is about $800 a year wasted in gas and time. what can be done about it? well, they say maybe public transit. but really, they say, as the economy improves, guess what, the traffic gets worse. >> we have seen the congestion in the past sort of rise essentially when the economy has done better. >> reporter: absolutely stopped here in traffic on the embarcadero. this is pretty normal for a commute in san francisco. not only are you wasting time and money. guess what, you're adding to
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the pollution on the planet about 56 billion pounds of carbon dioxide gets released every year from people like me sitting in traffic. reporting live from mobile5, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. >> turn around and come home, ken. thanks. pittsburg police believe this man plowed his car to a mother and her two young children last night. officers arrested noe delgado on suspicion of hit-and-run. paramedics treated the victims at the crash scene at crestview and leland road. police say the mother was in the crosswalk with her 1-year- old in a stroller and her 7- year-old daughter on a bicycle. then the car hit them and drove off. >> we have some witnesses on scene that were able to give real good descriptions to our officers on the vehicle as well as his physical description. our officers located the vehicle within blocks of the collision call and arrested the suspect in this case. >> now, investigators don't think the suspect was driving drunk. they are still trying to figure
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out how fast he was going. the victims are all expected to survive. surveillance video captured a deadly high-speed crash in oakland involving a stolen car. police say that the jeep was taken moments before it slammed into a honda at 36th and foothill yesterday. the woman behind the wheel of the stolen jeep was killed. the honda driver wasn't seriously hurt and the pedestrian in the path of the crash escaped without a scratch. 49ers players were back at team headquarters today to clean out their lockers. kpix 5's len ramirez shows us it was a bittersweet end to a truly spectacular season. len. >> reporter: exactly right, elizabeth. a little more bitter than sweet. in fact, a lot more bitter. colin kaepernick said today that he is going to remember that super bowl loss for the rest of his life. frank gore said he doesn't want to watch the game film of the super bowl ever. two days after the super bowl, they are still taking this loss very bitterly. reporter: it was a sad day
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in the 49ers clubhouse with the sting of the super bowl loss still showing on the faces of players like colin kaepernick, the 49ers packed up after their final team meeting disbanded. what do you think people will say about this team this year? >> we had a good team. we just weren't quite there. >> reporter: you could also hear it in their voices, heartbreak of coming up just five yards shy of a world championship. >> we lost. you know? you know, we fought hard as a team. it just didn't come our way. >> disappointed, but, you know, also proud of the season we had. i don't think anybody is hanging their heads. had a great year, had a great run. unfortunately, we came up short. >> reporter: but they came so far. coach harbaugh said the 49ers learned how to be winners. >> they played up to the hype. they played up to the competition at the game's highest level. with winners, it's always the case, you feel half full right now. i mean, it's a glass half full feeling of what you accomplished.
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i think that's understandable and indicative of guys who are winners. >> reporter: many of the players won't be here next year. so there were goodbyes, souvenir-taking and autographs. in times like these, the pain of the present gives way to hope for the future and the future for most of these guys begins right away. >> i just use this as motivation. we got a young team, young quarterback, young guys, young runningbacks. so take a week off or two, just get back to hitting it again. >> reporter: it's going to be a short off season for a lot of players. colin kaepernick said today he is going to go to atlanta with several of his receivers and begin working out. >> next week. >> looking towards the future. >> reporter: that's right. he is going to come back as the number one quarterback. he wants to be ready. >> very exciting. all right, len, thank you.
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the future of medical marijuana was put in the california supreme court's hands today. the court met in special session at the university of san francisco law school. it took up a case from riverside county where dispensaries are banned. while dispensaries are more common in bay area cities, other cities in california see them as a public nuisance. today's complex legal arguments boiled down to this. >> the issues before the court is whether a municipality may ban what state law has made law. and i think that that's the core issue. >> right now, seriously ill californians have the right to use marijuana for legitimate medical purposes. by the way, the court met at the usf law school because it is celebrating its 100th of birthday. you might be forced to renovate your home and it won't be cheap. coming up, why so many bay area homeowners might have to pay even if they can't see anything wrong with their house. >> bay area city increases the speed limit on more than a
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dozen streets. how that move could be motivated by money. >> what a gorgeous picture from oakland looking across the bay and across the city towards san francisco. but it also shows that we don't have any rain clouds around. i have proof that we are drier than a desert so far this year. that and when it will rain coming up.
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live in homes considered unsafe in case of an earthquake. new as 6:00 as many as 58,000 people in san francisco live in unsafe homes in case of earthquake. now the city plans to force owners to retrofit those homes by 2020. but as kpix 5's don ford shows us, repairs come with a costly price tag for the owners. >> reporter: thousands of them are scattered across san francisco buildings that experts say can collapse in the
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next big one. >> we have seen them in loma prieta, northridge. and we can identify those buildings that seem to be the most vulnerable on among the most vulnerable in the city. >> reporter: they are called soft story buildings because the first floor is usually open garages or open spaces that are unable to sportfishing proudly the load and many came down big time in the marina during loma prieta. -- unable to support the load and many came down during big time during the marina during loma prieta. it would apply to pre-178 wood frame structures three stories or five unions. thousands of cities could be affected. >> who is going to pay? >> i want to thank the banking industry for putting together a comprehensive menu of different financing options. >> reporter: but safety comes at a price. retrofitting costs can range
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from tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. payment options could include city sponsored low interest microloans or private bank deals. in san francisco, don ford, kpix 5. one bay area city has a new idea for tackling traffic congestion. it's encouraging drivers to speed up. but kpix 5 reporter ann notarangelo tells us some drivers in san ramon want the city to take it slow. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen. here on deerwood drive the current speed limit is 25 miles an hour but by the end of the month, portions of it will be driveable at 35 miles an hour. some people think that's great. other people say, that's just too fast. reporter: it's 30 miles an hour along the stretch of alcosta boulevard. >> it's a very slow street at 30 miles an hour currently. >> reporter: the guess is most drivers aren't law-abiding. in a few weeks, 35 on this stretch will be legal. >> i think people drive that fast five miles or 10 miles over the speed limit anyway and i don't see any accidents or anything. so it doesn't concern me. >> reporter: but it doesn't sit
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well with everyone. so you prefer a slower speed limit? >> i do. i do just because slower means safer people, safer for kids. >> reporter: san ramon just completed its mandatory 7-year speed survey of streets and found many speed limits were too slow. the average driver was already going faster than the posted limit but still driving safely. to aleve congestion they decided to change the speed limits on portions of 14 busy streets upping the limit by 5 to 10 miles an hour. these are roads that are not considered residential or near schools. those remain 25-mile-an-hour zones. >> i think overall it's a good thing to do. but not necessarily certain that raising speed limits are the way to do it. maybe looking at traffic patterns, the traffic lights. there are times that i have been stopped at every, single light for the first two miles after i leave my house just because the way the lights are timed. >> reporter: conducting the survey helps identify traffic issues but there's also a monetary incentive. the only way san ramon police officers can write speeding
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tickets that stick is for the city to have a valid speed survey. without one, it's easier for drivers to win challenges in court. so you will be able to go faster now in some parts but go too fast and it's more likely you will have to pay up. >> san ramon is good about giving tickets. a lot of people are conscientious about that. >> reporter: it will costs the city about $5,000 to put up the new speed limit signs and they will start enforcing the new limits february 22. >> thank you, ann notarangelo. a change in the weather is speeding our way very quickly. we are going to have a little bit of rain possibly. >> man, could we use a little bit. we have been dry since christmas. we have been about five or six weeks. we could use some. this is the time of year we put the rain in the bank so we can take it out when you know we don't get the rainfall in the summertime. problem is we haven't made many deposits recently. we are looking at the upper 50s
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for highs. napa 59. 58 oakland, redwood city, concord. hayward 55. san francisco 54. we had a cold front come through but even a front that moved through has no moisture and couldn't give us any rainfall. cbs 5 hi-def doppler is mainly dry once again. how about this? we have been drier than the desert. phoenix since the start of the year has had nearly 1.5" of rainfall. los angeles has 1.3." we here in san francisco .49." phoenix had twice as much rain as we have had. now, there is a rain chance with a change coming. one front moved through, dry, through nevada and southern california. behind that you get tomorrow, some sunshine, a clear night tonight, chilly. you will get sunshine tomorrow but the arrows, the winds still coming from the ocean so we'll stay chilly highs once again in the mid- to upper 50s. then thursday a different front moves through. a little bit more moisture. enough that we'll see some scattered showers on both thursday and friday. it's not going to be much but we have to walk before we run
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and we're going to start walking on thursday with that rain chance. the end of the week will be very chilly and also quite showery. tonight fog at the coastline and valleys. showers for the morning commute in the north bay on thursday and then working south. we'll have on-and-off showers for two days likely totaling about one quarter of an inch of rainfall. san francisco 55, 4 degrees below average tomorrow. oakland 59. mountain view 58. 58 concord, vallejo and livermore. thursday, friday we are chilly with those scattered showers. but it's not going to last that long. sunshine on the weekend, not that we're complaining, highs ard 60 and dry next week. we could use an overall pattern change several days with a rain chance. i'm looking out 15, 20 days, looking at everything i can find and i cannot find that pattern change. we'll stay dry. >> good thing we banked so much in december. that is good. in of we didn't have that rainy stuff in late -- if we didn't have that rainy stuff in late december, we would be in big
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trouble. he says he can't even touch his wife. why a bay area man says an airline mistake ruined his life.
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emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. he can't eat with his family - or touch his wife. a bay area man says an airline mistake ruined his life. i had two to three bites and thought it was suspicious. >> he can't touch his wife. he says an airline mistake ruined his life. some might think that airline food is bad enough but one bay area man tells kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts it's changed everything and it's a story you'll only see right here on kpix 5. >> reporter: for an chew can mar and his family hinduism is a way of life. following a recent flight on asiana airlines, that life is dramatically altered. >> i have had two to three bites and i thought like something suspicious, giving me not the normal food. >> reporter: not normal because it was the first time the 34- year-old man ever ate meet.
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his religious requires vegetarian diet. >> there was nothing written on the sandwich. >> reporter: he called the airline two times and confirmed by email that his family's meals would be meat-free. the flight attendant assured him again that it was vegetarian. he noticed an unfamiliar taste a few bites in. what he thought might be potato turned out to be meat. >> it's a sin. >> it's a grievous sin. >> reporter: the university of san francisco professor [ non- english language ] explains for some hindus, eating meat has been forbidden for thousands of years. and it's more than just a sin. even accidentally consuming it can be devastating. she compares it to accidentally eating a pet. >> when someone like that eats meat, there is a sense of deep revulsion and agony i would say because for the person who served that meat, it is of little consequence. but for the person who accidentally ate it, it's like a break in the fabric of their
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community. >> reporter: kumar is now forbidden to touch the altar where he prays daily for forgiveness. he can't eat with his family and must travel back to india to perform penance. >> was it intentional? no. but it's gross negligence. >> reporter: the travel attorney says the airlines which regularly caters to hindu travelers from india has a responsibility to label its food. >> when you have somebody so concerned and they specifically say i can't do this for religious or moral purposes, then accept that. >> reporter: kumar wants the airline to label that in-flight food so this never happens again. >> i'm separated from my family. >> reporter: the airlines will only say it's been in contact with the passenger. kumar says they offered him 2,000 miles. it will take more than 95,000 to get back to india. coming up in the next half hour a credit rating agency sued by the california and the
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feds. >> s&p called itself a gatekeeper but acted more like a toll collector. >> why the government says conduct by standard & poor's goes to the heart of the financial crisis. >> how san francisco's market street makeover could change your commute even if you never drive there. >> asia girl gone wild. she is not studying. ♪ >> grammy nominee margaret cho reveals how growing up in the bay area made her funny.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald today we insist that s&p accept responsibility for its role in the crisis and its conduct. >> the multi-billion-dollar lawsuit that could help california state retirement funds. california joins the federal government today in suing standard & poor's. the debt rating agency gave mortgage-backed securities high ratings. but the u.s. and california's attorneys general say s&p knew that the investments were no good. for the first time, attorney general holder is pointing blame at a wall street firm for helping spark the financial
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collapse. the government says ratings agency standard & poor's advised investors to buy mortgage investments it knew were risky. >> this alleged conduct is egregious and goes to the heart of the recent financial crisis. >> california lost almost $1 billion attributable to s&p's conduct. >> reporter: big banks packaged their mortgages into securities. s&p gave those securities high ratings signalling to investors that they were a safe bet. but the government says it has evidence s&p knew the investments were in trouble but approved them anyway to get more business from the banks. >> it's sort of like buying sausage from your favorite butcher. and he assures you that the sausage was made fresh that morning and is safe. what he doesn't tell you is that it was made with meat he knows is rotten. >> reporter: when the housing bubble burst, the securities lost their value triggering the 2008 economic collapse. the government's lawsuit calls for standard & poor's parent
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company to pay $5 billion in penalties but the agency claims the lawsuit is unjustified. >> the government is claiming that the analysts and their superiors at standard & poor's didn't believe their ratings. they did. >> reporter: the government's lawsuit comes after years of pressure from the public to hold wall street accountable for the recession. >> s&p called itself a gatekeeper but acted more like a toll collector. >> harris says they lost $1 billion because of standard & poor's's conduct. the recovery could be bigger for the pension accounts. california law allows three times that amount. the stock market erased the loss from yesterday ending the day up 100 at 13979. the index was above 14,000 during the day before falling back in the last hour. the nasdaq and s&p also rose by double digits. the rebounded follows a
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surge in u.s. home prices and signs of recovery in europe's economy. well, high gas prices could stick around for the next few months. according to gasbuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of unleaded in the state is 3.94. the cheapest we found in the bay area larkspur at $3.69. the most expensive south san francisco, $5.03. but no matter where they gas up, drivers seem to be strategizing about where to fill up. >> put just a little bit in and then make it across the bridge and then go to another spot that's cheaper. >> aaa says there are a few reasons for the latest price increases including refinery issues, higher crude oil prices, greater demand, and turmoil in oil producing nations. we have tried to make it easier for you to find the best gases prices. go to cbssf.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. president obama is asking congress to head off automatic
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spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to come up with this budget instead of making indiscriminate cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery.
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>> reporter: the president continued to push an approach that includes more taxes along with spending cuts. but house speaker john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our children and grandchildren. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there is no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a bite out of military spending and domestic programs, including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. president obama is planning a major overseas trip. for the first time since becoming president, mr. obama will travel to israel. it will happen in the spring. the president will meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. reportedly as early as march.
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the two leaders have had a rocky relationship. the white house says the trip will be an opportunity to reaffirm ties between the u.s. and israel. president obama will also visit the west bank and jordan. the military is poised to extend some benefits to same- sex partners of gay servicemembers. u.s. officials say they are likely to include health and welfare programs as well as access to on base stores and services 16 months after the pentagon revealed the ban on openly gay servicemembers. an announcement is expected in the next few days. britain is one step closer to legalizing gay marriage. a bill that would enable same- sex couples to get married in civil and religious ceremonies passed the house of commons today in a 400-175 vote. the bill must go through several more stages before it can become law. the church of england along with the conservative party are among the ones opposed to the
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legislation. transformin one of the bay area's busy streets, how the market street change may affect other streets in san francisco. >> the strange thing that happens when you mix diet soda and alcohol. coming up. [ engine revs ] [ female announcer ] small... [ engine revs ] wicked... ♪ ♪ and now... ♪ ♪ topless. ♪ ♪ the fiat 500 abarth cabrio. ♪ ♪
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the center of a weeklong hostage situation in alabama. f-b-i says 65-year new details about the man at the center of a week-long hostage situation in alabama. the fbi says 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes had spent several days in his underground bunker before. authorities have also found at least two explosive devices in the bunker including one in the pipe he was using to talk to negotiators. a hostage rescue team killed dykes and freed his 5-year-old hostage yesterday. a woman dropping off flowers at a roadside vigil was hit and killed by a passing car. the woman was paying respects to a man killed in a dui crash. it happened last night in north sacramento. catherine o'farrell didn't know the victim but did live in the neighborhood. as soon as she crossed the
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street to the vigil site, a car hit her. she was thrown several feet. she died just feet from her home. >> she was a wonderful woman, just trying to show some love. and an accident happened. >> neighbors say o'farrell was instrumental in getting a stop light installed at an intersection in that area is. the driver who hit and killed her was not arrested. he told police it was dark and that he couldn't see her. san francisco's effort to build a better market street could extend a little further than that. the city just laid out three design options as to redesign and revitalize the stretch from the embarcadero to octavia. all three call for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle and traffic improvements. one includes big changes for mission street by moving some muni lines over to market to make room for a new cycle track. right now there are no plans
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for new vehicle restrictions on market. the $250 million project is scheduled to start in 2017. health news tonight mixing alcohol with diet soda maying a good move for your waistline but may not be so good for your brain. a new study found diet mixers boosted blood alcohol levels faster than sugared sodas. a possible explanation, diet drinks speed through the stomach faster because there's less to digest. margaret cho is back and nominated for a grammy. coming up, why she says her bay area childhood gave her the materials for her success. >> it is another beautiful night in san jose and the south bay. no rainfall. you have had have little over the past couple of weeks. when does rain return? we'll go hour by hour with futurecast coming up. >> we'll tell you what one baltimore raven said today that did not go over well with the 49ers. i'm dennis o'donnell. and a crash on the slopes to america's most decorated female skier. how will it impact her
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posted for parts of the south pacific. that follows an
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8-point- right now, tsunami warning is posted for parts of the south pacific. that follows an 8.0 earthquake near the solomon islands late this afternoon. the pacific tsunami warning center says the biggest concern is for the islands near he was the epicenter. flow warnings or watches for the -- no warnings or watches for the u.s. coast. a growing number of legislators are against killing with drones. they strike a wider range of threats with less evidence than previously thought. the white house defends the drones program saying it's based on same laws approved on 9/11. the program will be a hot topic thursday when john brennan is questioned for cia chief the superdome blackout is taking on a life of its own. an independent third party will
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investigate. the 35 minute electrical outage during super bowl xlvii set off a storm of speculation about the cause. it was a huge embarrassment for new orleans. but the nfl said it probably won't keep the city from hosting another big game. okay, back here at home, today 49ers fans got a little sweet treat to help drown their sorrows. how about chocolate pudding? jell-o drop off -- who doesn't love chocolate pudding? it was a consolation for fans in san francisco upset over the super bowl loss. at one of locations, broadway and columbus, fans got a chance to meet hall of famer and former 49er ronnie lott. >> we are trying to just honor what the 49ers were able to accomplish. it's amazing. the fans are already excited about next year. >> lott also says he has faith the 49ers can win the super bowl next year. >> comfort food. this sunday on kpix 5, the biggest night in music. the grammys. this year, margaret cho is up
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for best comedy album. she was born and raised right here in san francisco. juliette goodrich explains how punk rocker, bullies and the aids epidemic made margaret who she is today. >> i told my mother when i was 14 i was going to be a comedian. she said oh, maybe better you just die. [ laughter ] >> reporter: margaret cho is raunchy, quirky, passionate. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: she is also up for a grammy. >> this is something that i have like wanted for a long time. >> reporter: cho's nominated for cho dependent live in concert. in it she rips on everything from sarah palin to asian stereotypes. >> asian girl gone wild ♪ she is not studying ♪ >> reporter: as to what fuels her sense of humor look no further than her childhood. born in san francisco in 1968 to korean parents, cho grow up
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near ocean beach in the never sunny sunset district. >> when i go to england i'm like oh, my god this is exactly like a big country that is made up of the sunset district. >> reporter: she went to grammar school in the haight where aging hippies and drag queens mixed with punk rockers. >> they actually did put safety pins in their cheeks and stuff and it was so dangerous and exciting and for a kid it's really alarming to see that. >> reporter: at school, another influence. bullies. cho was tormented. >> because i was different from other kids and also because there was a part of me that knew that i was queer. >> reporter: her family owned a bookstore serving the gay community. then aids changed everything. >> so that was my childhood is really watching the way that aides really ravaged san francisco. >> reporter: but cho says the city rose to the occasion becoming a model for tolerance and independent thought. >> it's the greatest city. >> reporter: juliette goodrich,
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kpix 5. the 55th grammy awards airs this sunday right here on kpix 5, starting at 8 p.m. >> we love the sunset district. >> sunny a couple of days a year. >> not always cloudy there, almost. they even got some sunshine today. >> even. >> they are not even getting rainfall. you know, this is, you know, too much of a good thing? yeah. one could argue after spending four years in seattle before moving back here, yeah, you know, not going to hear me complaining about sunshine. but we could use some rainfall around here. i'll show you the snowpack data coming up in a second. right now i'll show you a beautiful shot of oakland in the foreground, san francisco and the bay bridge in the background. and some current temperatures. what you have going on outside your house right now. oakland warm at 56. we have lots of lower 50s like livermore, san francisco, santa rosa at 51. concord, good evening to you, 53. santa rosa, 54. you have seen and heard this
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before a dry radar. we're always looking, always sending out a signal with kpix 5 hi-def doppler. do we get something back? all month no, most of january, too. snowpack is really dropping. top of the year we were 136% of normal. now we're down to 83%. that's a big drop. not as bad as a year ago when we were down to 35%. we could use some rain and some more snow in the sierra. a little bit coming later on this week. two fronts coming at us, one moved through today. you probably noticed clouds from the north. and then toward the evening hours, those clouds pushed down to the south. that was front number one moving through. not a drop of rain. front number 2 will give us some showers later on this week. the setup in the atmosphere is that high pressure dome is just about out of here allowing the onshore flow if anything to get a little stronger tomorrow so even with a decent dose of sunshine in the afternoon, mid- to upper 50s we get. average but feeling chilly with the ocean breeze. thursday next front moves in. this one will give us some showers, scattered showers on thursday, on-and-off showers on friday. not amounting to much, but it will be something.
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so we need to time this out for you. i had to dust this off. i haven't used this in a couple weeks. it's futurecast. our computer model's prediction of what's going to be happening. we are talking 9:00 on thursday morning. not tomorrow, the next day. we'll see some scattered showers. once that boundary moves through things will be unstable enough we'll have showers around even at midnight early on friday. then more showers friday afternoon so nothing heavy but showers will be around. tomorrow upper 50s, san jose 58, concord 58, oakland 59. we are looking at 58 for los altos, half moon bay 56. hayward 57. san ramon tomorrow sunny chilly 57 degrees. pittsburg 58. antioch 57. kentfield, sausalito, san leandro, 55. sunshine over the weekend, mainly sunny, brisk highs around 60. next week, looks like we'll start yet another dry trend. we can't buy any heavy rainfall
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and certainly there is moneys seven-day forecast. dennis o'donnell has sports next.
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dreads... cleaning out the lockers and reflecting on a season that ended 5 yards short of a today was the day the super bowl runner-up dreads, cleaning out lockers and reflecting a
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season that ended 5 yards short of a trophy. nobody remembers who comes in second. believe me, the 49ers will never forget. >> it wasn't our time. it wasn't our time. i mean, last year you look, we made some progression. from where we were. and this year, we went a step -- the next step. so it's all about progression and now we have to have faith in next year. >> when you look at what could you do better, could we have played better, was it our best performance? you know, in some ways we'll have regret there. >> how long do you think this loss will stay with you? >> for the rest of my life. >> the 49ers have a young roster so outside of alex smith leaving there won't be a great deal of changes next year. as for the coach displaying his emotions on the sidelines, that will remain in the starting line-up, as well. >> you fight to win. and you know, if you are asking
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does my personal etiquette need to be changed? you know, more catatonic on the sidelines? i don't anticipate that happening. >> now, today i forced myself to watch the ravens parade and sometimes you make predictions that you wished were wrong. >> the 49ers have been giving up too many points here in the post-season. and they can't afford to do that against baltimore. i think the ravens take it by a field goal. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> ray lewis got to do his trademark dance. one final time at the stadium. lewis took care of the dancing the other anchor ed reed handled the sign. >> we got two tickets to paradise. ♪ pack your bags we can leave tonight. ♪ whoa, whoa,whoa -- ♪ >> the city's going crazy for the ravens! [ applause and cheers ]
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>> the world champions! baltimore ravens! >> who's got it bother better than who? baltimore! >> not good. not good. jim harbaugh won't be going into exile in the coming days. quite the contrary. the 49ers coach is going to tee up at the at&t pro-am for the second straight year. and here's another prediction. i probably shouldn't make. alex smith will not be his caddy this time around. the annual 49ers and giants challenge dwight clark showing his team colors off the first tee only day of the year that mike gets to take those pants out of the closet. and the contest would be decided on this chipoff. ryan vogelsong must have scarfed down a couple of gelatos. closest on 18. earning the giants and a local charity $60,000. >> we have been saving that up for the past couple of days. he was saving up for today and that's good. great cause. win the money for the giants. finally get us a win and it was
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good for him. he needed that. it was good. >> what you did all year under pressure, man. he was awesome. and i was just trying to match it. almost but, you know, it's like the story of the year for the 49ers. almost. couldn't quite get it done. >> kpix 5 is your home for the pebble beach pro-am this weekend. our coverage begins friday night with the season debut of the par 5 golf show a tradition definitely unlike any other. [ screaming ] >> tedford will receive 5 1/2 million dollars from cal as part of his settlement with the school. tedford had three years remaining on his contract and when he was fired last fall. they are going to show him the money. world ski championship in austria. gold medalist lindsey vonn goes down tears her acl, mcl and breaks a bone in her leg. she will be sidelined for a
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year. she says she will come back and make the olympics. you can see nbc producers already getting into the syrupy music, the dramatic comeback and she will come back and win a gold medal. >> i know you forced yourself to watch the ravens parade. but did you have to wear the purple and black tie? >> wow. >> dennis. >> i apologize. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ye hat flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive.
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